JUNE 14th – AUGUST 13th 

A Paid Internship That Develops

Next-Generation Ministry Leaders  

Are you interested in local missions and have a desire to grow in your leadership?

The RDC Summer Leadership Program is a paid internship that provides a place for young leaders to discover and strengthen their unique talents while building a solid foundation of Godly character and servant leadership. We are looking for students ages 16-24 who want to reach local communities with the gospel while also growing in their leadership skills.

This is a hands-on missions experience serving our local communities and interns will be able to participate in all summer ministries of RDC. Join the Dream Center family that is making a difference everyday around the world!

Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first come basis.


  • Program runs for 9 weeks from June 14th – August 13th, 2021.
  • Activities occur from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday – Friday with some optional Saturdays to volunteer in our Adopt-A-Block outreaches.
  • Attend a mandatory paid orientation day on Saturday, June 12th from 9-2.
  • Breakfast and lunch included everyday.
  • Masks and gloves provided to distribute food safely.
  • A detailed daily schedule provided once intern is accepted into the program.
  • Experience in leading local missions (program planning, event oversight, working with local churches, etc).
  • Street evangelism (training and experience).
  • Direct professional and spiritual training from RDC staff members.
  • Completion Certificate for intern’s resume.
  • Compensation to intern: $920 for full 9 weeks + orientation day ($20 a day/$100 a week). $20 a day will be deducted for any days off.

For additional questions, email our Summer Programs Coordinator, Tara Wadford at:

Applications Accepted April 1st - 30th, 2021

Leadership Role Positions

A limited number of leadership roles will be offered within the Summer Leadership Program. Those in this position must be 18 years of age or older and will have additional responsibilities and increased pay. An additional application is listed below for those interested in this role. 

Please be sure to complete the primary application BEFORE filling out the one for the Leadership Role

An intern in a leadership role can expect to see all of the following included in their time in this role:

  • Skill development in mentorship and leadership among peers.
  • Serve as a contact point for the coordinator, communities and church groups who serve.
  • Will attend a mandatory orientation week, June 7th – 11th, to receive additional evangelism and leadership training.
  • Will lead peers and short-term missions groups within the communities.
  • Work directly with coordinator in planning, management and progress.
  • Compensation to intern leaders: $1,250 for full 10 weeks ($25 a day/$125 a week). $25 a day will be deducted for any days off.

For additional questions, email our Summer Programs Coordinator, Tara Wadford at:

Intern Quotes

"This internship brought me into a strong community of believers that held me accountable, lifted me up and pushed me in my faith."
Emily Callahan
2020 Intern
"I have grown in my confidence in sharing the Gospel. I have also really grown in faith and stepping into the Lord's calling. It was amazing to see how the Lord works through us when we are obedient."
Jamie Sato
2020 Intern
"I learned how to share the Gospel clearly, eloquently and concisely. It felt so rewarding sharing it for the first time and seeing kids respond. I felt that I had made an impact for the Lord, and that's what keeps me going."
James Murphy
2020 Intern
"I now feel more empowered and confident in sharing the Gospel with others around me."
Grace Copeland
2020 Intern
"I am more secure in my walk with God. Being surrounded by others who consistently hold me accountable and ask me thoughtful questions and insightful conversations about my faith has helped me tremendously."
Annia Izquierdo
2020 Intern

Interested in sponsoring an intern?

If you or your organization have a desire to see the Summer Leadership Program succeed in making a difference for Christ, you can help by sponsoring!

A gift of $125 helps cover the cost for 1 person for 1 week, but any donation towards the Summer Leadership Program will help RDC in the overall cost of the 9 week internship program.

Your gift supports local missions in Wake County and provides a leadership experience that will impact the future of the next generation.

***Be sure to add "Internship Sponsorship" to your donation comments!

Phone: (919) 867-4446


Location Address: 4301 Louisburg Rd., Raleigh NC 27614

Mailing Address: 6325 Falls of Neuse Rd. Suite 35-409, Raleigh NC 27615

As a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all donations are tax deductible.  Our Form 990 is available upon request.